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#33 of 125 2009 M45 updates
Jun 03, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Ok here's the info, I called infiniti consumer affairs today and talked to someone about the 09 M35/M45 and I was told that they don't know what to expect for the 09 M he said they will know the same time we will which he said there maybe some news about it later in August because the car will be out around late Octomber or November. He said there are rumors about the new engine from the fx 50 being put in and the 7 speed transmission but they have not heard it from the top people at infiniti yet so they don't want to start a rumor and it not be true. He gave me this web site that will give you some useful info about the M and whatever else you need the web site is www.nissannews.org they have everything up there even the new nissan luxury car that is coming out this year called a teamna (I might have spelled it wrong) which I think is going to be the 2009 Q45 that they are suppose to bring back in 2009 from sources that posted it on the web. Basically if you want to see what car infiniti will be bring out all you have to do is look at the japeneese version nissan cars and you will surely find out. I think the new Q is not that attractive if they are going to use that car for it. Check it out for yourself and let us know your thoughts on the car.
#34 of 125 Perhaps you can help
Jun 04, 2008 (6:06 pm)
Just traded in 2006 M for a 2008M The older car allowed me to tune individual radio stations by voice command like 95.5FM, the new only tunes from AM to FM to Sat but not the station itself. Am I doing something wrong or has the new system lost functionality. Only had the car 2 days
#35 of 125 Re: Perhaps you can help [mkaplan1]
Jun 05, 2008 (5:49 pm)
Am I doing something wrong or has the new system lost functionality.
You're not doing anything wrong. The system HAS lost functionality.
If you'd like to understand why, simply read some of the posts from the very early release of the M. There are many who complained because the voice recognition wasn't perfect (e.g. - it doesn't understand me when I say home, it can't tell the difference between oh and zero, etc.).
While I can appreciate that some may have been aggravated by the lack of perfection I also understood the difficulties of implementing voice recognition. In my opinion, the voice recognition system of the 06 M was remarkable. Was it perfect? No, but it was better than any consumer voice recognition system I'd seen. If you took the time to learn the commands you could do nearly everything you'd want to do without removing a hand from the steering wheel.
Alas, lack of satisfaction from a few has led to loss of functionality for all. All, except for those in Canada who must have been more understanding. Canada, along with the newer markets Infiniti is entering, still receives a voice recognition system similar to the one 2006/7 M owners knew. I, for one, am very sad for the loss.
#36 of 125 Re: 2009 M45 updates [walt18]
Jun 13, 2008 (1:18 pm)
Sorry, the Teanna is the Maxima over there. They have the better Maxima.. . In Japan, they are still selling the Q45 called the Cima and upper class version called the President.
#37 of 125 Advanced Tech value??
Jun 18, 2008 (7:27 pm)
seems to be a lot of criticism of the 14 speaker system. I have a 2006 M35 with the upgraded stereo. My lease is up. was going to release an M35, but am finding trouble finding advanced tech M's. Dealers just don't order them. If the 14 speaker system is disappointing, how bad is the 8 speaker system. If I understand everybody, It's not worth buying the Advanced Technology package for $2000++. Is this what people feel?
Also, my lease is up in July, bbut I received an extension until october. Should I exercise the extension and lease an 09, or release an 08 in July?
Lastly, the 08 M's hit the lot in late october, early november last year, so this year is no later than usual.
#38 of 125 Re: Advanced Tech value?? [ltcadviser]
Jun 20, 2008 (8:35 am)
Maybe waiting for the 09 is the best choice being that they may make some improvements over the 08 and I am sure they will.
#39 of 125 Re: Advanced Tech value?? [ltcadviser]
Jun 20, 2008 (8:39 am)
How bad is the 14 speaker system what is the problem with it. Is there to much bass or not enough?
#40 of 125 Re: Advanced Tech value?? [walt18]
Jun 20, 2008 (9:12 am)
My guess is that it probably doesn't sound better enough over the 8-speaker system to warrant the price. Most times these bajillion speaker systems are self defeating.
Or it could just be that the 8-speaker system sounds "good enough." In all honesty, who's in their car long enough for the sound quality to really matter that much? Personally, I'd take the sound of a well tuned exhaust system over any stereo any day of the week.
#41 of 125 Re: Advanced Tech value?? [ltcadviser]
Jun 20, 2008 (12:07 pm)
I have a 2006 M35X with 14 speakers. I did not order it but the dealer had a car with it and gave me it at the same price. I does lack base and the DVD never seems to work right. I bought one or two 5.1 DVD audios and it was very good sound. DVD audio is a dead format and has to be ordered on line. If you use an IPod you will be playing compressed audio anyway that is inferior to CDs. CDs are two channel with no surround sound encoding. I am now old and mostly listen to CNBC these days. I am even sick of Howard, Artie and Bababoi. Next Infiniti only comes with XM. Bye Bye to Howard unless the merger is approved and the same content is available on both XM & Sirius.
Lease over January 2009. May consider 2009 FX 7 speed or move to a better gas mileage brand. If the 7-speed is available on the 2009 M or G highway mileage may be much better.
#42 of 125 M35 vs. M45 Gas Mileage
Jun 20, 2008 (6:54 pm)
Could use everyones advice....
I'm debating between a M35 and M45. Dealer tells me the M35 actually gets 3 to 4 MPG better than the M45. EPA sticker says its closer to 1 to 2 MPG difference.
Any thoughts on which is closer to reality??